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Charles Edwin Spooner collection, 1904-1907/09

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3031I

Scope and Contents

A collection of modern copy prints made from copy negatives. The copy negatives were made from original prints in the possession of the granddaughter of C.E. Spooner, Mrs Diana Messenger.

Charles Edwin Spooner was born in Wales and after education at Trinity College Dublin and engineering training, commenced his career with North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways. From 1876 to 1891, he worked in Ceylon for the Surveys Department. In 1891 he was appointed State Engineer for Selangor and in 1901 General Manager of the Federated Malay States Railways. He was a keen sportsman and amateur artist.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1988-03

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


3 item(s) (3 images)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The copy negatives were supplied to the RCS by J.M. Gullick in March 1988.


For biographical details on Spooner see: 'Who was who' (1988), Sixth edition, volume 1, 1897-1915, London: A. and C. Black Ltd.; Wright, Arnold ed. (1907), 'Twentieth century impressions of Ceylon : its history, people, commerce, industries, and resources', London: Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Co.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.



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Repository Details

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